- the smooth transformation of one image into another by computer, as in a motion picture.
Origin of morphing
- Linguistics. a sequence of phonemes constituting a minimal unit of grammar or syntax, and, as such, a representation, member, or contextual variant of a morpheme in a specific environment.Compare allomorph(def 2).
- Biology. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.
- to transform (an image) by computer.
- to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.
Origin of morph
Examples from the Web for morphing
As their grip loosens, the island, and particularly its capital city, is morphing into a fashionable, gorgeous hotbed of tourism.Palermo Is Not Just for the Mafia Anymore
August 18, 2014
It is a symptom of a morphing economy and a much more competitive global system.Fixing the Job Market
September 2, 2011
She was morphing into a sex symbol, and producers wanted to capitalize on her look.Jane Fonda’s New Biography: 14 Juicy Bits
August 23, 2011
For a year now, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and their minions have been warning that America is morphing into a police state.The Tea Party's Immigration Hypocrisy
April 30, 2010
A new poll shows how the wingnut fringe is morphing into rank-and-file Republicanism.The Scary, Growing GOP Fringe
February 3, 2010
- a computer technique used for graphics and in films, in which one image is gradually transformed into another image without individual changes being noticeable in the process
- linguistics the phonological representation of a morpheme
- biology any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species
- to undergo or cause to undergo morphing
- to transform or be transformed completely in appearance or characterhe morphed from nerd into pop icon
- a morphed image
Word Origin and History for morphing
as a noun, in biology, 1955; as a verb, in cinematic special effects, c.1987, short for metamorphosis. Related: Morphed; morphing. Earlier it was a slang shortening of morphine (1912).
- A phenotypically distinct form of an organism or species.